the EU-commission apologizes on Monday for topdiplomaten Josep Borrells Greta comment.
This writes the news agency Reuters.
Borrell, who is head of foreign affairs in the european UNION, put on Wednesday questioned by the young generation to action against climate change during a speech in Brussels.
- It is fine to demonstrate against climate change, as long as you are not asked to pay for it, said Josep Borell and called holding the attitude of 'Greta-syndrome' in a reference to the 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Josep Borrell. Photo credit: Johanna Geron
Saturday apologized Josep Borell for his comment on Twitter.
- I would like to say sorry to anyone who may feel offended by my inappropriate reference to the important youth movement, who are fighting against climate change, tweetede he.
But the apology was not enough.
After having received further criticism on social media and from reporters had Dana Spinant, a spokeswoman for the EU commission, on Monday to apologize on behalf of the EU. She describes Josep Borells comment as 'inappropriate'.
She stressed that everyone in the EU-the commission supports young activists in the fight against climate change.